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Revenge on the Gibbon



By Troutnut on June 29th, 2019
On June 29th, we hiked ten miles out from our Slough Creek backcountry campsite in the morning and enjoyed a good burger in downtown Gardiner. After picking up the camper trailer from its hiding spot in the hills above, we headed to camp for the next night in the town of West Yellowstone, near the headwaters of the Madison just outside the park.

Along the way we stopped at the Gibbon to fish a reach where I got skunked in the most frustrating manner last year. In that episode, the fish were rising and I had the right flies to draw eager strikes. On the first strike, my hook caught the bony part of a big fish's mouth and bent out without me realizing it. Several subsequent strikes failed because I was unknowingly fishing with a badly bent hook.

This time, I went back to the same area determined to exact revenge on the fish that made a fool of me last year. The big fish weren't rising at first, but I ran a soft-hackle through a really promising pool and caught a fairly large brown in the first few minutes. I missed another. After that, my friend and I both caught several smaller browns and cutts, especially toward dusk when caddisflies were active and the small fish were vigorously chasing them around. Some larger fish rose occasionally, but they were either feeding too sporadically or spooked by inadequate presentations in difficult spots. I don't mind being beaten by a fish that way, when I didn't do anything especially dumb and the fish was just too wily. I had already made up for last year.

Photos by Troutnut from the Gibbon River and the Lamar River in Wyoming

 From the Gibbon River in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationGibbon River
Date TakenJun 29, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From the Gibbon River in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationGibbon River
Date TakenJun 29, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Gibbon River with Norris Geyser Basin in the distance From the Gibbon River in Wyoming.
Gibbon River with Norris Geyser Basin in the distance
StateWyoming
LocationGibbon River
Date TakenJun 29, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Two bison cooling off in the Lamar River From the Lamar River in Wyoming.
Two bison cooling off in the Lamar River
StateWyoming
LocationLamar River
Date TakenJun 29, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From the Gibbon River in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationGibbon River
Date TakenJun 29, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
This little brown trout was released in the shallows but really wanted a picture so it jumped back onto dry land and posed like this. Then I insisted it go back in the water. From the Gibbon River in Wyoming.
This little brown trout was released in the shallows but really wanted a picture so it jumped back onto dry land and posed like this. Then I insisted it go back in the water.
StateWyoming
LocationGibbon River
Date TakenJun 29, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From the Gibbon River in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationGibbon River
Date TakenJun 29, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Two elk watching us fish from across the Gibbon meadows From the Gibbon River in Wyoming.
Two elk watching us fish from across the Gibbon meadows
StateWyoming
LocationGibbon River
Date TakenJun 29, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II
 From the Gibbon River in Wyoming.
StateWyoming
LocationGibbon River
Date TakenJun 29, 2019
Date AddedJul 17, 2019
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon EOS 7D Mark II

Closeup insects by Troutnut from the Madison River in Montana

Male Leptoceridae Caddisfly AdultMale Leptoceridae  Caddisfly Adult View 12 Pictures
Collected June 29, 2019 from the Madison River in Montana
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 17, 2019

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